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Job holders in this group perform a variety of electrical and electronic occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 524: Electrical and Electronic Trades.

Tasks

  • Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations
  • Places prepared parts and sub-assemblies in position, checks their alignment and secures with hand tools to install x-ray and medical equipment, aircraft instruments and other electronic equipment
  • Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings
  • Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment
  • Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments
  • Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing
  • Assists with the erection of wood poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines
  • Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment
  • Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects
  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades. Training is usually by apprenticeship and combines practical work experience and technical training. NVQs/ SVQs in Servicing Electronic Systems are available at Levels 2 and 3. Manufacturers may run specialised courses related to their products.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £32,000 per annum and can progress up to £38,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 7,364 employed Electrical & Electronic Trades N.e.c. in the region.

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